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Moving to New Zealand.

So heres the thing I am doing a year abroad as part of my degree at university and basically I am going to be attending the University of Auckland and living in Auckland (obvs). I'm leaving here on the 6th of July.

Seeing as I have never lived abroad before I am wondering if anyone can give me any advice about Auckland, what its like to live there, stuff to do, watch out for etc.

Anything at all.

I am assuming there are a good few New Zealand peeps on this board
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AarBud, where are you?

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AarBud, where are you?

there is someone for you to help
I don't live in Auckland and have only been there once.

But anyway, have a good time there. I'm sure you'll be fine. Since you're from Ireland the culture shock shouldn't be as bad as some countries, or even that bad at all.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 2011, 03:58 AM
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Hook up with that kiwi Marina Erakovic (?) fan.


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bring your ipod and something to read
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Re: Moving to New Zealand.

Ireland is aware of Rugby right? Well, many Kiwis love rugby, it's the closest thing to a National sport. I don't like it personally but lots do. Might be a conversation point anyway.

Also if you love to drink on the weekends (assuming many fit that Irish stereotype ) you'll fit right in.
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Too bad you're not moving to Christchurch.

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Re: Moving to New Zealand.

I heard there's like no night life in New Zealand.
but the sceneries there are like so amazing.
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I heard there's like no night life in New Zealand.
but the sceneries there are like so amazing.
I'm pretty sure there's nightlife in Auckland.
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Auckland itself is nothing special - NZ attractions are nature, not cities -, but if you stay there 1 year, you'll have plenty of opportunities to travel and do day trips. You can see the country on the cheap by checking out nakedbus and air deals.
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Ireland is aware of Rugby right? Well, many Kiwis love rugby, it's the closest thing to a National sport. I don't like it personally but lots do. Might be a conversation point anyway.

Also if you love to drink on the weekends (assuming many fit that Irish stereotype ) you'll fit right in.
Yeah rugby is big here so that will be something to chat about

I'm sure I'll be grand but just thought I'd see what anyone had to say about it
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 2011, 09:17 PM
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There is plenty to do in Auckland.

Great nightlife, great city. I work and live right beside the Uni on Symonds St and you will love it. It's right in the heart of the city with everything at walking distance.

What sort of things are you into?

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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old Jul 9th, 2011, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Arrived yesterday at 2ish, its pretty good so far, myself and the other 3 Irish students I know got the groceries in today and since then I have just be lying around like a big slob

At least I have jet lag as an excuse.

I was happy to see there are numerous Starbucks places around. Good to see
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Arrived yesterday at 2ish, its pretty good so far, myself and the other 3 Irish students I know got the groceries in today and since then I have just be lying around like a big slob

At least I have jet lag as an excuse.

I was happy to see there are numerous Starbucks places around. Good to see
Good to hear that you arrived safe and sound

You seem to have arrived during the middle of this bizzare weather we are having at the moment. It's insanity.

Starbucks = LOVE.

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